Michael Halicki, Executive Director for Park Pride
Last week, my friend and colleague Thomas Farmer of The Nature Conservancy talked about an effort to create a dedicated source of funding for land conservation, the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act. Park Pride is proud to be a part of a coalition of like-minded organizations advocating for this proposal at the General Assembly as we believe it will have a positive impact both environmentally and economically through our state.
The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act would dedicate a portion of the existing tax on outdoor recreation equipment to land conservation projects including urban parks and greenspace. We have seen first-hand the incredible return on investment this could have on our community and our economy. Continue reading